Ronald Irlan Soen
Class of 2010
Where did you go to university? What did you study? Can you please share your experience applying to Uni?
I went to Monash University, Caulfield Campus in Melbourne. I studied Finance and graduated with a Masters of Applied Finance in 2015. I had a great time studying overseas, I got to experience a whole new culture and meet new kinds of friends. More importantly, I got to live independently.
What kind of work/business do you do?
Right now I help people in solving their skin problems. I happen to sell body care products under the brand REI Skin.
What was the best thing about Sekolah Ciputra?
The most important thing that I learned during my time in Ciputra is to be a lifelong learner. I had no skills, knowledge or networks in the beauty industry but with the mindset that I had learned from my early days in Ciputra it didn’t stop me from trying something new.
What advice would you give to a graduating student?
I’m not sure I am qualified (yet) to give advice but if I had to, it would be to keep an open mind. The world is moving forward quickly. If we don’t keep an open mind, constantly learning new things and trying out new technologies, we could be left behind. Learning is not a to-do list or doing your homework. It’s a mindset that we all should carry for the rest of our lives.
The best thing about Sekolah Ciputra was the values the school tried to instill in the students. The curriculum will always change, but the values will be the same. It helped me during my Uni times and definitely when I’m working in the real world. Also, the projects that we had to do (I hope they still exist!) were great. I am a huge advocate for Project Based Learning because it’s the closest thing to the real world and that definitely prepared me for University and beyond.
Tell us something memorable from your time at Sekolah Ciputra.
There are so many memorable moments in Sekolah Ciputra, but for me personally, it had to be when the soccer team and I went to Jakarta to compete against other international schools. It was a great experience and I have to thank the people that made that happen. We would not have been able to experience such a thrilling and exciting experience without Sekolah Ciputra.
Would you recommend Sekolah Ciputra to others? If yes, what would you say about it?
Yes! I would recommend Sekolah Ciputra. It’s a great place to learn and make new friends! You get to learn from a diverse set of teachers who are kind and very supportive.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy reading non-fiction books or watching Netflix.